Dravyaguna vigyan is a branch of Ayurveda which deals with the medicinal properties of medicinal plants. It includes all the macroscopic and microscopic structures of plants.
The knowledge of these medicinal properties is useful in clinical practices also. Use of Ayurvedic medicines is increasing day by day, even in the first world countries. To suffice this need increasing the efficacy of the medicines is the need of the hour. This can be only possible if we study the core of that process, i.e. the individual single herbs. Which is made possible by Dravyaguna Vigyan.
Emerging global demand towards herbal medicine has given a lot of thrust to have a centre of excellence of herbal medicine that cater not only to Ayurveda and its practice but also sub-serve the purpose of R&D and standardization needs of Ayurveda Herbal products.
The departmental museum is where the students get hands on experience of the dry and wet specimens.
There are 200 dry and 50 wet specimens in the departmental museum.
These specimens are categorized according to the gana mentioned in Ayurveda. This helps the students to correctly identify and categorize the specimen’s in-accord with the ganas.
Ayurveda uses medicines from all aspects of the nature, be it tree. shrub, herb, climbers, creepers, etc. The main aim of establishing a museum is to enlighten the students regarding the appropriate part of the said herb which is used as medicine. Specimens from the museum are used in practical’s to help the students identify the specimen without the name tag.
The Department boasts of a Herbal garden spread is over a 3 acre area.
The garden was enhanced to include maximum herbs of the syllabus of UG as well as the PG students.
Identification of the specimens in their natural form is a must for students in order to gain first hand knowledge of the plants.
The departmental herbal garden is equipped with over 260 specimens